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Room Selection 2014-2015

The room selection process for the 2014-2015 Academic Year will be held April 23-25, 2014.  The process is open to all current, matriculating students who will be registered full-time and are seeking to live on campus for the Fall 2014 semester.

Please refer to the Bursar’s office page for the room & board rates for 2014-2015.

Room Reservation Deposit

(Deadline: March 14, 2014)

To be eligible to participate in the room selection process, students must pay a $500 Room Reservation Deposit, due to the Bursar’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014.

In order to be eligible to live on campus, you must pay a $500 Room Reservation Deposit, submitted to the Bursar’s Office, by 4:30 PM on Friday, March 14, 2014. 

The deposit can be paid in the following ways:

  • Pay Online at
    • Pay by credit card (there is a convenience fee charged to the cardholder)
    • Pay by e-check (there are no costs or fees for this payment method)
  • Pay by Transferring a Credit Balance
    • If you current carry a credit balance on your student account, email the Bursar’s Office ( to request a transfer of funds.
  • Pay by Check
    • Checks must be made payable to “Merrimack College.”  Please include the student’s name and ID# on the check, and write “2014-15 deposit” in the memo field on the front of the check.

Click here for the Room Reservation Deposit Form


Upon receiving a room assignment, you will be required to complete a residency agreement. All 2014-15 residency agreements will be binding for the entire academic year, and room deposits are non-refundable once the residency agreement is signed. Requests for release from the residency agreement will be subject to a petition process through the Office of Residence Life. Honored requests will result in a $500 contract termination fee being charged to your student account, as well as forfeiture of the room deposit. If you are withdrawing or are approved for a leave of absence from the College, have been accepted to student abroad or co-op programs, are graduating or subject to academic dismissal, you will be released from the residency agreement without penalty and will not be subject to the petition process.


Medical/Special Accommodations

(Deadline: March 14, 2014)

Students requesting medical or special accommodation considerations must complete the Medical/Special Accommodation Request Form by no later than Friday, March 14, 2014.

Click here for the Medical/Special Accommodation Request Form


Renewing Your Current Room Assignment

(Deadline: March 14, 2014)

This year, students will be able to request to remain in their current room assignment for the Fall 2014 semester.  Requests must be made by no later than Friday, March 14, 2014.

Click here for the Renewal of Housing Assignment Request Form


Specialty Interest Housing Communities

(Application Deadline: March 27, 2014)

The Office of Residence is offering the following specialty interest housing options for 2014-2015.  Please click on the links to learn more about the different communities and to access the community applications:

Honors Program Community

Upperclassmen students who are members of the Honors Program may request to apply for Honors Program Housing in the New Residence Hall by completing the Honors Program Community application, which will be shared by the Honors Program.

Austin Scholars Community

A dedicated housing community in Ash Centre is available for upperclassmen who are current or past participants in Austin Scholars.

Global Living Community

The Global Living Community provides a living environment for both international and American students who are interested in learning more about other cultures through engaging activities and conversations.

Leadership Community

The Leadership Housing Community is open to all Merrimack College students, including those who currently hold leadership positions, as well as those who are pursuing future opportunities for involvement and leadership in the campus community.

Self-Interest Community

This year students again will have the opportunity to apply to live with a group of students of sophomore, junior or senior status linked together by the same interest. Each individual must complete an application, submit a list all other involved group members, and complete the Special Interest Community Housing Contract.

Quiet Study Apartment

The Quiet Study Apartment option, offered at the St. Thomas Apartments has been designed for students who wish to enjoy the independence of apartment-style living and are focused on their academics, student teaching, co-op/internships and wish to live in an area that places an emphasis on the ability to sleep and study within their living environment.

Wellness Community

The Wellness Community is comprised of students who are committed to living within a common understanding of healthy living and holistic wellness approaches.  The Wellness Community brings together students with common values and beliefs in order to promote healthy lifestyles through programming and community engagement.


Housing Options

Learn more about the different residence halls and housing types on the Housing Options page.


Meal Plans

All residents are required to carry a meal plan.  Students residing in traditional residence halls may select among the 19-plan, 13-plus plan, or 9-plus plan.  Residents of St. Thomas and St. Ann Apartments may also select the 5-plan.


Room Selection Sessions (April 23-25, 2014)

As it was last year, this year’s room selection process will be on myMack.  Details of the selection process are still being finalized and will be updated on this page very soon.


Residency Agreement/Petition for Release

All students who have selected and have been assigned housing for the 2014-2015 academic year are required to complete the Residency Agreement, which is available on this website as well as on myMack.

Click here to download the 2014-2015 Residency Agreement

Students who have completed their Residency Agreement and subsequently decide not to live on campus must submit the Petition for Release from Merrimack College Residency Agreement form, which is available on this website as well as on myMack.

Click here to download the Petition for Release from Merrimack College Housing Form


Timeline of Room Selection

Friday 3/14

Friday 3/21

  • Medical/Special Accommodation and Renewal confirmations notified by Merrimack email

Thursday 3/27

  • Specialty Interest Housing Applications due

Thursday 4/3

  • Students approved for Specialty Housing Assignments notified by Merrimack email

Tuesday 4/8

  • Deadline for students to accept Medical/Special Accommodation, Renewal, or Specialty Interest Housing Assignments by submitting Residency Agreement (also available on myMack)
Monday 4/14 to Friday 4/18
  • Students receive room selection time slots via email

Wednesday 4/23 to Friday 4/25

  • Room Selection Sessions Online via myMack

Friday 5/2

  • Deadline for Students participating in Rooms Selection Sessions to submit 2014-2015 Residency Agreement (also available on myMack)